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China intends to relax its ban on Japanese food imports introduced following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, sources close to the matter said Tuesday, amid growing signs of improving bilateral relations.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is aiming to achieve a deal when he meets with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on Oct. 26. Tokyo has been requesting that China lift the ban completely, saying that the safety of Japanese food has been scientifically confirmed.

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